What Type of Eco-Home Is Best for You?

Courtesy of an email from one of my favorite mags, Natural Home Magazine, they ask this question:

What Type of Eco-Home Is Best for You?

“If you dream of building with green materials but don’t know
where to begin, we can help. This extensive guide from green building pioneer and architect Carol Venolia helps you choose the best building options for your climate, budget and needs.”

Click here and start designing your green dream home.

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About Wendy Hughes-Jelen

Wendy Hughes-Jelen is a Seattle-area Realtor® who is EcoBroker Certified® and is a Earth Advantage® Broker AND Built Green® Certified Professional. She helps people find and create their own healthy home, and is trained to assist those with chemical sensitivities, asthma, allergies, or other health concerns that indoor air quality can impact. Wendy is certified to use Energy Star's Portfolio Manager for Energy Efficiency Accounting and Benchmarking (NRGbenchmarking.com). Be sure to look for Westside Green Living With Wendy on Facebook.
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2 Responses to What Type of Eco-Home Is Best for You?

  1. Kim Wallace says:

    Hi Wendy!

    Thanks for the mention of Natural Home. That Eco-Home article was very inspiring. What kind of eco-home were you?

    Kim Wallace
    Natural Home

  2. My husband and I had a 1929 farmhouse that we bought in 2001. We upgraded the windows right away and in 2006 we installed a new certified fireplace insert with a cooktop so when the power went out we were able to heat the main room and cook. But in 2007 the opportunity to buy a Built Green Certified home in our community of West Seattle presented itself and we sold our old home to someone who was more capable of bringing an older home up to the level it needed to be, to be efficient and comfortable. We had no ability or actual desire to spend our lives and a lot of money rebuilding a house that needed new wiring, new plumbing (soon) and a new roof (even sooner).

    By buying a newly built home that was constructed using green methods and also up to green standards when it came to indoor air quality, healthy heating methods, and a strong sense of neighborhood in a walkable community (the development is also Built Green Certified and has won a number of awards), we were able to stair-step into a healthy home and leave the rebuilding and remodeling to someone else.

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